Physician recruitment a challenging numbers game

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

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The Peterborough Family Health team says within the next five years there could be a shortage of family doctors in the area. Eleven doctors of the 91 in the area are expected to retire in the next two-to-five years.

And while new doctors are recruited, many avoid taking on large practices like the ones some of the retiring family doctors currently manage.

Some recent changes aim to make recruitment efforts easier:

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